September 21, 2016
8 steps to community ownership
To its credit, Scottish Government recognised some time ago that a low cost, high impact way of building knowledge and skills across communities was to provide the funding for small grants to enable folk to visit one another. Simple but highly effective. Last week, a delegation from the village of Wanlockhead spent time picking the brains of folk in the Western Isles about how they managed to bring the land they lived on into community ownership. Each case will be different but this 8 step guide provides a useful overview of how to go about it.